Maternity Leave

VMware is dedicated to work-life balance and offers a family-friendly environment that is supportive of working parents. VMware provides Maternity Leave in accordance with statutory requirements so that you can take the necessary time off work to recover and to bond with your new baby.


Full-time and part-time VMware employees are eligible for Maternity Leave. It does not apply to agency workers or self-employed contractors.


You are entitled to fifteen (15) weeks of Maternity Leave. Seventeen (17) weeks in the case of a multiple birth which may be extended to nineteen (19) weeks if you explicitly request it. Your leave will be divided into Prenatal Leave and Postnatal Leave per the below:

Pre and Postnatal Leave

Single Birth Multiple Birth
Prenatal Leave 1 to 6 weeks 1 to 8 weeks
Postnatal Leave 9 to 14 weeks 9 to 16 weeks*
Total Maternity Entitlement 15 weeks 17 weeks*

*May be extended by two (2) weeks at the explicit request of employee.

You may be eligible for other leaves in addition to Maternity Leave. Review the Parental Leave page for more information.


VMware will top-up the pay you receive during Maternity Leave. For the duration of your Maternity Leave you will be paid your usual base salary inclusive of any statutory maternity allowance which you may be entitled to. You will need to confirm your weekly amount of statutory maternity allowance from your mutuelle, to VMware as soon as possible. For more information regarding statutory Maternity Leave review the Kind en Gezin website.

Scheduling Maternity Leave

You should inform your manager and HR Source [VMware network access required] of your pregnancy as soon as reasonably possible, so that proper arrangements can be made prior to your leave period. You need to provide the following to them:

  • A copy of your mutuelle / ziekenfonds medical certificate indicating the expected due date, no later than the 7th month of your pregnancy.
  • Confirm the date you intend to start your Maternity Leave prior to the 8th month of your pregnancy.

Returning to Work

Be sure to contact your mutuelle and ask whether you need to provide VMware with any notification documents when you return from Maternity Leave.

Please note: This information is an overview of Maternity Leave. Refer to the Belgium Paid Family Leave Policy [VMware network access required] for detailed information.

For additional support and resources to consider with the addition of a child to your family, see the Birth or Adoption life event page.

Contact Us

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Last Updated: 30 Sep 2021, 6:42 AM